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Guide to the Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscripts in the Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Original records created by Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library; revised and expanded by the Walt Whitman Archive and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. Encoded Archival Description completed through the assistance of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the University of Nebraska Research Council, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.


Title: Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscripts in the Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Collection Number: C0140


Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892


Repository: Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Abstract:
This electronic finding aid was created from the original finding aid obtained by The Walt Whitman Archive. The original papers and finding aid are held at Princeton University.

Scope and Content: 
Princeton University holds several Whitman manuscripts, including notes, letters, and drafts of poetry and prose. For this electronic finding aid, only items deemed poetry manuscripts have been described at the item level.

Biographical Information:
For additional biographical information, see "Walt Whitman," by Ed Folsom and Kenneth M. Price, and the chronology of Whitman's Life.

Subjects:
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892;  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892--Manuscripts;  Poets, American--19th century; 


Series Description and Item Lists


Title: General Manuscripts [Misc.]
Box: WH
Folder: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Whitman Archive ID: pri.00002
Title:  "America"
Date: ca. 1888
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
View Images:  1  |  2 

Six lines of "America," which was published first in 1888.

Box: WH
Folder: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Whitman Archive ID: pri.00001
Title:  "As I Sit Writing Here"
Date: ca. 1888
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
View Images:  1  |  2 
Four lines of "As I Sit Writing Here," which was published first in 1888.

Box: WH
Folder: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Whitman Archive ID: pri.00003
Title:  "'Going Somewhere'"
Date: ca. 1887
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
View Images:  1  |  2 
Draft of "'Going Somewhere,'" which was published first in 1887. Also has instructions to the printer in Whitman's hand.


Restrictions on Original Materials: Please consult with repository.

Preferred Citation:  To identify this finding aid as a source, see the Archive's "Conditions of Use" page.


Repository Contact Information:
Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Princeton University Library
Princeton University
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544-2098


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